Terms of Service
1. Acceptance of Terms
LGBTQ Nation and Queerty, Inc. (“Company”) provides Services to you, subject to the following Terms, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time at https://www.lgbtqnation.com/terms-of-service/. In addition, when using Company services, you and Company shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms. By using the Services in any way, you are agreeing to comply with these Terms. Should you object to any term or condition of these Terms, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with Company in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use the Services.
2. Permitted Use
You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view, and retain a copy of pages of Company for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify, or otherwise distribute the material on the Services for any commercial use, or for any purpose other than as described in these Terms.
You understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials (“Content”) posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Services, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, you are entirely responsible for all Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Services. You understand that Company does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Services and that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, the Company site and Content available through the Services may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of Company. Company makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will Company be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Services. You acknowledge that Company may or may not pre-screen or approve Content, but that Company shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Services, for violating the letter or spirit of the Terms or for any other reason.
4. Privacy and Information Disclosure
5. Conduct and Posting
The Services allow you to post content and communicate with others. This content may include text, images, photographs, audio, video, or material in any other form. By posting content on, to, or through the Services, you give us the right to display such content on the Services and through affiliated publications and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. Specifically, you provide us with a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, exclusive, and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, incorporate into other works, distribute, perform, display, and otherwise exploit such content, in whole or in part in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
You agree not to post, submit, or otherwise make available Content:
- that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, or harms minors in any way;
- that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
- that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Company employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
- that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person’s explicit consent.
- that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or constitutes “bait and switch”;
- that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.
- that constitutes or contains “affiliate marketing,” “link referral code,” “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or unsolicited commercial advertisement.
- that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if (1) posted in areas of the Company sites which are not designated for such purposes; or (2) emailed to Company users who have requested not to be contacted about other services, products or commercial interests.
- that includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as allowed in “services”.
- that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to the Services, or that otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to use the Services; or
- that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Services.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;
- “stalk” or otherwise harrass anyone;
- collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;
- use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Services – exception is made for internet search engines (e.g. Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g. archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file;
- post irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- attempt to gain unauthorized access to Company’s computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Services or the Company website.
6. No Spam Policy
You understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to Company email addresses or through Company computer systems, which is expressly prohibited by these Terms, will use or cause to be used servers located in California. Any unauthorized use of Company computer systems is a violation of these Terms and certain federal and state laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. ss 1030 et seq.), Section 502 of the California Penal Code and Section 17538.45 of the California Business and Professions Code. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.
7. Limitations on Services
You acknowledge that Company may establish limits concerning use of the Services, including the maximum number of days that Content will be retained by the Services, the maximum number and size of comments and postings, email messages, or other Content that may be transmitted or stored by the Services, and the frequency with which you may access the Services. You agree that Company has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Services. You acknowledge that Company reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice and that Company shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
8. Advertising and Affiliate Programs
9. Termination of Services
You agree that Company, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Services (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Services, for any reason, including, without limitation, if Company believes that you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. You agree that Company shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Services. Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Services after said termination. Sections 2-4, 6 and 9-12 shall survive termination of these Terms.
10. Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge and agree that the Services and any necessary software used in connection with the Services (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Services or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Company or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, exploit for any commercial purposes or create derivative works based on the Services or the Software, in whole or in part. You agree not to access the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Company for use in accessing the Services. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Services.
Content that is submitted to Company shall be owned exclusively and in perpetuity by Company. Such exclusive ownership means that Company, its parent, subsidiary, and/or affiliated companies have the unrestricted, perpetual, and exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, create derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and distribute any and all materials and communications regarding and including submitted Content.
11. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE THE SERVICES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE SERVICES, OR ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON THE SERVICES. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.
12. Limitations of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold Company, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post or make available through the Services, your use of the Services, your violation of the Terms, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or your violation of any rights of another.
Comments/Postings are not endorsed by Company. Comments do not reflect the views of Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers, and employees. Company does not assume responsibility or liability for any comment or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from any use of the Site or the materials contained therein.
The Services (including, but not limited to, text, graphics, video, audio content, and computer code) are protected by copyright as collective works or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. The Services may contain copyrighted material embedded or included from other sources. While it is our policy to make every effort to determine the source and accurately attribute the content presented herein, some images and content appearing on The Services might have been previously published in print and/or online, and may be available through multiple sources. We assert that such content falls within the definition of “Fair Use” under United States Copyright law, Fair Use Doctrine, Title 17 of the U.S. Code, and is used by COmpany for purposes of news reporting or commentary. Except for content that you have posted on the Services, or unless expressly authorized by Company in writing, you are prohibited from publishing, reproducing, distributing, publishing, entering into a database, displaying, performing, modifying, creating derivative works, transmitting, or in any way exploiting any part of the Services, except that you may make use of the content for your own personal use as follows: you may make one machine readable copy and/or print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. Just as Company requires users to respect our copyrights, and those of our affiliates and partners, we aim to respect the copyrights of others. If you believe that anything on the Services infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below.
Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: LGBTQ Nation Copyright Agent
Full Address of Designated Agent to Which Notification Should be Sent: LGBTQ Nation c/o Queerty, Inc., 584 Castro St. #623, San Francisco, CA 94114
E-Mail Address of Designated Agent: [email protected]ation.com
In your notice, please provide the following information:
- Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- Identify the material on the Company site that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the website;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (a) the above information in your notice is accurate, and (b) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
- Your physical or electronic signature.
15. Trademark Information
LGBTQ Nation, LGBTQNation, Bilerico, Bilerico Report, Bilerico Project, Queerty and the designs related to these marks are all trademarks or registered trademarks of Queerty, Inc. GayCities, GayCities.com and the designs related to those marks are trademarks of Q.Digital, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
17. Applicable Law and Venue
These Terms and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of California, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in San Francisco County, California and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.
18. General Information
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Company and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Company. The Terms and the relationship between you and Company shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Company agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of San Francisco, California. The failure of Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.